The Police Compromise
After Syafruddin’s departure, several candidates for National Police deputy chief emerged. The Presidential Palace eliminated a candidate recommended by the Police chief.
After he arrived at the Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base from a work trip in Bengkulu two weeks ago, Insp. Gen. Arief Sulistyanto went straight to National Police Chief Tito Karnavian’s official residence in Jalan Pattimura, South Jakarta. Tito had invited Arief for a private talk that night, at around 8:30pm.
When they met, Tito informed Arief that he would be replacing Chief of Criminal Investigation Division (Bareskrim) Comsr. Gen. Ar...